As we're boiling rice.
Caton: I feel like is a competition
Me: I know. And if it was a competition; I think we'd be winning
A few minutes later after the rice is boiled and we're putting it sheets to fan it out.
Caton: Their rice looks really good. It looks a lot fluffier than ours.
Me: Oh well, it's not a competition.
My favorite part of the whole sushi making experience was probably the couple across from us. They were one of the couples that really wanted a scientific process for the entire procedure.
Husband: Should we shut the burner off?
Wife: I don't know. Maybe we should
Instructor: I would let the water boil down some more. Till you can see the rice.
Husband: Ok. That is what I thought.
Husband: Ok. Should we shut the water off now?
Wife: Which way should I fan the rice? Left to right or right to left?
Husband: Fan it towards the lake.
Wife: Ok. Would that be north to south or east to west?
Caton and I did a fantastic job making sushi. It was a lot of fun and I feel like I really learned a lot. Aside from the fact that I spent a quarter of the class thinking that fanning was some sort of technical cooking term and not just exactly what it sounds like we managed to make it through.
Me: (taking the rice out of the pot we boiled it in and about to start pouring it onto a paper plate)
Caton: What are you doing? You're supposed to dump the rice on the baking sheet right there.
Me: Oh. I thought it was supposed to go on the paper plate.
Caton: No, that is for fanning it.
Me: (looks around at other couples) Oh! Gotcha!
for some reason it wasn't until that exact moment when I realized that fan the rice meant to fan the rice with the paper plate given to us.
And then to top it all off, at the end of the class the instructor gave Caton and I all the leftover nori sheets, rice, and fillings to make our own sushi.
So.....who's coming over for sushi?